Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hand-feeding our Hummers

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Thats me feeding the hummers!  I love this time of year!

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This is my partner Becky feeding the hummers!

If you've never tried, here are a few tips.  Spend alot of relaxing time close to your feeders, and do this all summer long.  The hummers will get used to you being there and will feed eventually. Be patient!  I usually don't attempt handholding the feeder until about September, just before they migrate.  The most bold ones are the juvies.  When you are seeing them come to the feeder is the time to start trying.  Don't move! It's a bit startling at first when they get close, but just be still.  The buzz in your ear is half the thrill!  Good Luck!

4 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Aren't those Hummers fun! Nice videos!

Dani & Jaime said...

incredible the photos man! i love nature and the earth :]

loom my survival blog: www.sombra-azufaifo.blogspot.com

but is in spanish :D

Wendy said...

"My" hummingbirds came to the feeder while I was holding it this summer, it came as a surprise! They can be so bold, but I think they know they can trust some of us :) Great videos!

c.v.thankappan,chullikattil.blogspot.com said...

Very nice photos.I like them.
Heaty congratulations.